Links Post

There have been some really good posts going around this week on Twitter, so I have captured some of them here for people who might not be on Twitter 24/7 or at all.

Luke Pearson on the whole Delta business at AboriginalOz h/t to Cady on the Otterday thread

@ebswearspink comments on the defence of Delta by MammaMia, on her tumblr The Ramblings of that girl called Ebs

Eurasian Sensation with An Aboriginal perspective on blackface. This one dates back to the Hey Hey its Saturday controversy, but is still very relevant.

Sunili Govinnage on Mia Freedman’s comments on Delta’s tweet.

Ruby Hamad in Daily Life on When Racism becomes a white person’s issue.

Jennifer Wilson at No Place For SheepDear Clementine Ford. How I feel when you talk about me. I also need to note that Clementine has responded on Twitter to Jennifer and apologised. (TW for discussion sexual abuse)

Migrant Law on What Australia being excised from its own migration zone actually means.

Update: Racism 101: Black Face vs White Face whats the difference (speaking in theatrical terms)

Update 2: Saman Shad Why are we debating ‘blackface’ in 2013? via @horrorshowflick, @muminprogress (Saman’s Twitter handle) and @vivsmythe

Update 3: I don’t really understand how Tumblr works but anyway this is Karen Healy’s and this cartoon on Angelina Jolie is on it. Cartoon by rosalarian.

Update 4: Further thoughts from Sunili on her tumblr Calling it racist…

I’m sure there are many more that I have missed feel free to let me know in the comments. Thank you to those people on Twitter and in the media who have once again heaved a sigh, picked up their shovel and gone back to try and make a dent in the huge wall of ignorance and white privilege.

As always, read the comments on linked articles at your own peril.

ETA: lots of ableist language abounds in these links too.

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5 replies

  1. The excision is abhorrent.
    And, of course, it won’t even do anything to stop the boats. No deterrent measure will stop the boats. The only thing that has ever stopped the boats, apart from a lack of refugees, is physical force – using the Royal Australian Navy to force boats back to Indonesia. Of course, doing so increases the incentive for people smugglers to send leaky, sinkable boats and thus force the Navy to collect asylum seekers from the water. Hardly an option likely to stop deaths on the high seas.

    • I am so disgusted by the excision, not only because of the callousness of it, but because of the pointlessness of it as highlighted by fmark.
      It all feeds back into the general gutlessness of this government, which I continue to be unable to support with my vote. I won’t be voting for the Libs because the words from their own mouths mean that they will be even more callous, and I know that they won’t be so gutless about it either.
      All I can do is vote strategically for another hung government, even if this time it’s likely to be Abbott with a working majority and the Libs and Labor are still likely to vote together to block anything truly progressive as they have been for the last however many years.

  2. Without the Libs preferencing him, Bandt is likely gone come September, too. Ludlam looks a goner as well.
    The last gap between hung parliaments was 70 years so neither tigtog nor me are likely to see the next one (unless they bring in proportional representation for the House of Reps which the majors won’t as it would give the Greens too much power).

  3. More cool stuff
    We have always fought – about women through history – a nice turn around of the ‘friendzone’ argument

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